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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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ALLEGED STOOL PIGEON IS
LITTLE ITALY VICTIM
They don't seem to care much, for
"private detectives" in Little Italy on
the North Side. Frank De Lario, 27
years old, accused of being a stool
pigeon for the police, got three bul
lets in his head while standing a hun
dred yards from "death, corner" last
As in the other 124 murders that
have occurred since Jan. 1, 1911, the
police could get no information.
"Had any one seen where the shots
were fired from?" Of course not
But the pplice learned that De
Lario had been working, as an Inves
tigator in the Levin murder case in
Chicago Heights. Isaac Levin was
shot and killed last October. He was
a produce merchant, a rival of the
Battaglia Bros., across the street
Recently Pietro Sietta, a laborer,
made an affidavit that Levin was kill
ed as a result of a plot and that the
same gang was going to get De Lario.
Since that murder De Lario has
been working on the case. Last night
about 11 o'clpck when Little Italy
was. alive with men, women and chil
dren from the crowded tenements,
De Lario swung into Oak street from
Larrabee street and walked toward
When he passed St Felipe's Ro
man Catholic Church he tipped his
hat At that moment from one of the
shadows of the church three shots
pinged out The assassin was a very
good marksman. De Lario sank to
The police arrived. Their work
was fruitless. A telephone number
in the victim's pocket led to the ar
rest of Jack Gianbalva, 312 West
Ohio street, on suspicion. In another
pocket the police found a blood-soaked
marriage license issued to De
Lario and Domenica Alaiso.
EIGHT BODIES LEFT IN MINE
Hillcrest, Alta., June 24 Only
eight bodies remain in mine No. 20
of Hillcrest coHeries. United Mine
Workers have issued an appeal for
aid. Some of the families here have
been deprived of all male members.
Canadian government sent ?50,000
for relief fund.
WILSON DENIES PARDONS TO
Washington, June 24. President
Wilson today denied applications for
pardons of the responsible former
heads and agents of the International
Bridge and Iron Workers' Union, con
victed in the dynamite conspiracy
Applications for pardon in the fol
lowing cases were denied:
Frank M. Ryan, Eugene Clancy,
Michael J. Young, Jack Bright, alias
J. C. Munsey, Peter J. Smith, Henry
J. Legleighner, Ernest J. Basey, Wm.
H. Reddin, Edward Smythe, George
Anderson, Frank J. Higgins, Michael
J. Cunnane, Philip A. Cooley, Frank
S.- Webb, Murray L. Pennell, Charles
E. Beum and John T. Butler.
The president communted, to ex
pire at once, sentences of four de
fendants: Michael J. Hannon, Frank
K. Painter, Fred J. Mooney and Wm.
The president agreed to consider
an application for executive clemency
oa receipt of separate petitions of
John H. Barry and Paul A. Morris.
In the meantime Barry and Morris
will begin servhlg their sentences.
The other defendants out on bail
must go to the federal penitentiary
at Leavenworth tomorrow.
Attorney Elijah N. Zoline, Chicago
atatorney who represented the twenty-four
convicted men, was pleased
with President Wilson's action in
freeing the four ironworkers.
"I believe that ultimately the en
tire twenty-four win be freed," Zo
There are mighty few law suits
within the reach of people of ordinary
means. Peoria JournaL
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